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Gravel and Tar

Come and witness some of the best road cyclists in Oceania compete in the Classic UCI 1.2 race.

Saturday 19 January

Photo shows people watching as cyclists race bikes along a gravel road, stirring up clouds of dust.

The race is on! The Gravel and Tar Classic UCI 1.2 is a 130km international elite men’s cycling race with five gravel sectors making up approximately 40km. It's fast gaining the reputation as the hardest single-day road race in the Oceania region.

For the first time, in 2019 there will be a women’s Gravel and Tar cycling race to accompany the men’s event – the La Femme UCI 1.2.

The Slicks and Stones gives junior, masters and weekend warrior riders the chance to experience the same gruelling course as the professional riders, by following the La Femme course.